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“Must See!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901
239-334-7419
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Ranked #2 of 52 Attractions in Fort Myers
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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Owner description: Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanic Research Lab and the Estates Museum. The newly restored buildings include the Edison Main House, Guest House, and Caretaker’s House and the Ford House. The 1929 historic landscape is throughout the property including the award winning Moonlight Garden. The Estates Museum has hundreds of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Oviedo, Florida
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“Must See!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Our whole reason for coming to Ft. Myers was to visit the Edison & Ford Winter Estate. We weren't disappointed! Besides the actual estate and garden there was a museum and and Eidson's lab. It was all well presented and you didn't feel rushed. The botanical was amazing! Could have spent all day there. It is great for the entire family. We also highly suggest checking out downtown Fort Myers and doing a historic walking tour. You get even more history of the area and how significant it was to Florida's development.

Visited March 2013
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“An electrifying experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at this tour of the Edison and Ford winter homes! I arrived early in the day and signed up for the 10:00 am guided tour conducted by David. It was very well organized with an overview of the life and times of Edison and Ford. We moved to a walking tour of the grounds which were very well maintained and beautiful with orchids in bloom which were lovingly tended by Mrs. Edison. I would reccomend arriving early as the museum was crowded when I finished the tour at 11:30. I learned so much from this visit and commend the people of Ft. Myers for keeping the accomplishments of Mr.Edison alive for us to enjoy.

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tieton wa
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“A must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

The most interesting fact I learned was that Ford worked for Edison in his early years. It's amazing to see how the industrial revolution evolved and its transformation. This is a must see.

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New England
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“Must see in Ft. Myers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Edison and Ford estates in Ft. Myers is worth visiting.
The Edison museum, in particular is fascinating - a lot to see.
And the grounds are beautiful - especially the variety of exotic trees - amazing.
Take the guided tour for a lot of interesting information - great stories about 2 very interesting people.
And, you can picnic.

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Connecticut
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“Nice change from the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The grounds are beautiful--it's like a nature preserve. Much of the tour is outdoors so it wouldn't be the best choice on a rainy day, but you still get to enjoy the weather on a nice day. There is an indoor museum as well but we ran out of time...

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